This weekend Jay Bruce was traded to the Phillies, because, as the front office in Philly put it, “We’re sick of our autocorrect writing Bruce Harper.  Now we write Bruce Harper and rather than backspacing we can just continue on and we’ve typed out two-thirds of our outfield.  Next we have to try to get Michael Chavis, for our issue with the autocorrect Michael Franco.”  Guys and five girl readers, the Phillies have a plan!  This move also kills two birds with one stone since now Bryce Harper will look so much better by comparison.  Before, “Man, Bryce stinks.”  After, “Man, Bruce stinks.”  Autocorrect and by comparison — done and done!  This likely puts David Herrera’s time all but done on the Phils and maybe baseball until the Astros take a chance on him.  Yes, Odubel’s real name is David, which is now what we, like the cops, call him.  As for Bruce, this is a boost up for him, due to park and lineup.  Now he’s a 30-homer hitter with a .225 average and better runs and RBIs.  Can I get a middle-case yay?  With Bruce on the Phils, maybe they’ll bring back Ryan Howard to play the sax.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 6.14, but ten straight scoreless innings since his hiccup in his 1st start back, minus the 450+ innings of hiccups prior to that and oh God I’m going back in and I can’t even pause for a comma what has become of me don’t answer ahhhhh!!!  A mouth enters on the left side of the screen and says, “Pi…,” and a mouth enters on the right side and says, “…neda.”  Cut!  Director enters and pulls aside the right mouth, “We’re saying Pivetta, not Pineda.”  Right mouth, “Are we though?”  For the upside, I could see the Pivetta gamble, but I’m still scared.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .272. Imagine what he’d be doing if he played every day.  *wavy lines* Pederson has one more homer and is hitting ten points lower. *wavy lines*  Worst dream ever!

Gio Gonzalez – Hit the IL with a dead arm.  They gave his arm a very respective Viking funeral and everyone wept.

Jhoulys Chacin – Hit the IL with a back strain.  The Brewers are making up a lot of fake injuries to get Jimmy Nelson back in the rotation. They only needed one, so Freddy Peralta could also be on the move into the rotation.  Nelson is a fine add in mixed leagues, where you need to gamble on upside. He has missed a significant chunk of time (since 2017) with a shoulder injury, so he’s a risky bet.  I like crazy, but I have a nut allergy to FP Saintvelo and am not adding Freddy in mixed leagues.

Keston Hiura – 0-for-4, 1 run, and three homers in the last five games, as he hit cleanup, hitting .281.  Great news! Dot dot dot. Or terrible news as he’s warming up the spot for Travis Shaw.

Eric Thames – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, and 2nd homer since I dropped him one league.  *places head down on toy railroad tracks*  Chugga-chugga.  If Thames is out there, I could see giving him a whirl.

Zach Davies – 8 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  Davies has a 5.8 K/9 and a 4.81 xFIP.  I blindly cackled around my office until I ran into a screenshot of a 1st place team owning Davies.  Hey, Cougs, take down these screenshots!

Nick Kingham – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.91.  “I preach pitch-to-contact, and Kingham showed great results.”  That’s Ray Searage talking to the media as Kingham stood behind him with a sign that read, “Someone please trade for me.”

Yandy Diaz – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When I said, ‘I’d like to stuff her inbox,’ I meant I needed to send her an email.”

Christian Arroyo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Might be squeezed for playing time with Lowe — the other Lowe, the Lowe that doesn’t sound like Lowe.  However, Arroyo does appear to be hot schmotato’ing.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL, and ledoff.  March Grey would be shock at how fast June Grey tried to add Garver in every one of his leagues.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.96.  He’s not quite a 2.00 ERA guy, but if you haven’t seen Odorizzi recently, I watched yesterday for both of us. He’s a new pitcher from his Rays’ days (I’m a poet and aware of it).  Odorizzi working up in the zone, hitting 94-95, which is a big departure from his 91-92 MPH fastball coming into this year.  He currently has the 5th most swinging strikes on four-seamers, and all of the top 10 is sexy, and the top two are G. Cole and deGrom.  Odorizzi looks like a solid #2, in a good way.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th steal, hitting .267.  He leads the AL in doubles and Byron Buxton looks like a top 20 fantasy bat for 2020.  Ball just jumps off his bat.  Yes, I’m coming around on Buxton.  Just maybe Mondesi 2019 = Buxton 2020.

Taylor Rogers – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.08, and his 5th save.  It seemed like the Twins have been waiting for Blake Parker (1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.61) to pitch himself out of the closer job, and yesterday the Twins might’ve got their wish when they asked, won’t you be my closer, Mr. Rogers?

Mike Clevinger – Threw a simulated game on Saturday and I simulated the rodeo on the back of a double-manned horse costume, as I assimilated into cowboy culture to be a true Paddack fan.

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.46.  Podcaster Ralph and I talked about Plesac on the last pod.  The gist, as I remember it, is PR liked him, and I conceded that he might be safer than most rookie pitchers because of his command. I’ll tell ya one thing that’s not fully cogent, while not knowing that cogent means, I don’t trust the Indians at all this year.

Lucas Giolito – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.54.  Nothing bad about Giolito no matter how many times the White Sox keep subtitling him in the box score with A. BUMMER.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .330. Loved his bat flip yesterday. He flipped his bat behind his back like a baton to a waiting marching band who followed him around the bases.  Since my Sell of him and prior to yesterday (from May 11th), he hit one homer and stole three bases.  Cust kayin’.

Myles Straw – 3-for-4, 3 runs and three steals, his 1st three.  Hey, Straw, I drink up your quickshake!

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, hitting .195.  Also, in this game, Robbie Grossman (3-for-5) hit his 4th homer, while commenting on his own ability with his last name; Matt Chapman (3-for-6) hit his 16th homer after dropping his middle name, due to Witness Protection, and Ramon Laureano (1-for-5) hit his 7th homer, as he reminds me that I drafted him in every league like a schmohawk.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer, hitting .261.  There’s so many homers this year someone’s going to hit 40 homers and not even be owned in 50% of leagues.  Renfroe’s as good a bet as any.

Matt Strahm – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.03. I’m sorry this happened to you, Strahm owners, but the Regression Fairies better take their kombucha and get the hell away from the Padres when Paddack is up.

Jorge Alfaro – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .278. How did I know I wanted to draft Alfaro in every league? I’m a witch!  Also, he hits the ball far(o).

Garrett Cooper – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Cooper’s like Dahl to me, in that I love him, and keep talking about him, then I see how many homers I have and I’m like, “Did I get transported back to the dead-ball era?”

Trevor Richards – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.53.  Yesterday’s game was stopped for bees:

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-5 and his 4th and 5th homers.  I’m sorry there’s no one who hits two homers that could be boring.  *pushes straw through juice bag, sucks on air* Except any Giants hitter.

Jeff Samardzija – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.61.  I guess Tyler Beede could be interesting.  Sorry, I was answering in my head if any Giants pitchers weren’t boring.

Joey Gallo – Hit the IL with an oblique injury.  “Nooooooooooo!  Not the dreaded oblique!  Oh, c’mon, why can’t I have anything nice?”  That was a 2019 Gallo whine.

Lance Lynn – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  I suggested Lynn in Friday’s Buy, because of the Streamonator. The Streamonator predicted a line for Lynn of 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Six baserunners, you dumb robot!  Six!  Not seven!  *walks to the side of stage for an aside* Sometimes, you just have to embarrass the machine.

Adrian Sampson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (zero BBs), 11 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  Hmm, eleven yaaaaaaa outttttttta herrrrrrre’s and no free passes gets the Fantasy Master Lothario to look a little bit closer.  Sampson’s last four games: 22 2/3 IP, 2.38 ERA, 23 Ks, 2 BBs, and his velocity is up.  Streamonator hates his next start, but I’m full-on cyclops with a monocle now.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .239.  Too bad this is the point where he injures himself for the rest of the season.  Damn.  Is this a jinx or a reverse jinx because I’m asking about it?

Garrett Hampson – Recalled from the minors to sit the bench. Rockies should just call their bench Quad-A.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .345.  I found a message in a bottle with the coordinates for a family that’s been stranded on a deserted island for the last 20 years. Before I take the note to the authorities, I’m going to absentmindedly leave it by this open window–NOOO!!! Torenado!

Chris Iannetta – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .261.  Yesterday, the Rockies announcer said after his home run, “Iannetta is really picking his spots this year.”  Right, he’s choosing not to hit homers in every other at-bat.  Oh….*swims across the English Channel*…kay.

Alex Reyes – Sounds like he could return next weekend as a starter. I’m conflicted about even mentioning him, because I know y’all are gonna wanna add him, and I’m just not sure how ready he is to be a starter every fifth day in the majors.  Since he is a future ace, it’s hard to say don’t pick him up, but do I think a guy like, say, Wade Miley in the right matchups is a better bet in shallower leagues? Yeah, hence the frickin’ example!  So, yes, pick him up, but do I fully trust him?  Does it sound like it?

Jordan Hicks – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and yanked from a save opportunity quick-fast to give me the impression that this could be the end of the road for Hicks for at least the near future.  On Saturday, Carlos Martinez notched the save and yesterday it was John Gant (2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.15, 3rd save).  Jordan to Gant makes me want to rock like Leo Mazzone (though I believe the Braves went from Gant to Jordan), but I grabbed C-Mart, since he has been the setup man and was used in two previous games, which is why he wasn’t available.  Gant hasn’t been bad though either.  Whee, a closerousel!

Adam Wainwright – 8 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (7 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.34. It’s been almost nine years since someone threw eight scoreless innings and 7 or more walks.  The last to do it was Edwin Jackson during his no-hitter.  If you know which team Edwin threw his no-hitter for, you either have a good memory or you’re Edwin.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  He gave the Cards the Hole Camels, and they couldn’t handle it, but Kolten Wong did go 2-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI with his 9th steal, which did send Camels into a MI rage.  Word play FTW!

Jacob deGrom – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  Seemed like he tweaked his hip, but then he stayed in the dugout after he was pulled and histrionically flayed his arms while the Mets’ bullpen melted down, so deGrom is likely fine.  I mean, health-wise.  He’s still relying on Familia (6.56 ERA) and others, i.e., a Familia’r scene.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.97.  Pretty cool of Steven Matz to think ahead and give the Mets’ high-leverage bullpen a day off.

Merril Kelly – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  Yesterday, he faced the Not-Your-April Mets.  Not even the Not-Your-April-Or-May-Which-Was-Still-Not-Great Mets.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .288.  If I had a nickel for every person who said to me in March, “Are you sure you didn’t make a mistake by ranking Escobar so high?”  I’d have thirty-five cents and would be able to pay for this parking meter I’m putting a paper bag over.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .280.  Ketel or Starling Marte? Is it even close?

Mike Soroka – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.41.  Damn, to have that ERA on my team.  Soroka really brings the heat!  He’ll also answer to Mike The Rooster Sauce.  Not to be confused with Tony Tarasco, or the one-time pitching prospect, Tom Yum Khai.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  I don’t like Teheran, but yesterday the Streamonator gave Teheran a good score, opened its robot arms and whispered in my ear, “Go ahead, fall back, I’ll catch you.”  It did catch me!  Unfortunately, its metal arms hurt to fall into and one of its bolts scratched the back of my forearm.  Hindarm?

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .236, but hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, as he hits in the two-hole. On a side note, little did we know giving Albies (0-for-3, 1 RBI) a terrible contract would cause him to live up to it.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  According to our tools (hehe, I said tools), Heaney is owned in 96% of RCL leagues (smart).  Mean’s while, Heaney’s owned in 50% of ESPN leagues (dumb). Not sure why I never thought of this before, but we should all pool our money together and enter random leagues for money against strangers.  Help each other beat them, then split up the winnings amongst all Razzballers.  We will hive mind the crap out of them.  Is this legal?  Possible? Did I just explain a Ponzi scheme?  What is a Ponzi scheme?  I got questions, y’all!

Jose Suarez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks as he made his 1st major league start.  The Angels called up their top pitching prospect (according to Prospect Mike), though PM did have him neck-and-neck with Canning.  Suarez looks like he’s been struggling with command this year, but he’s younger than Canning, so maybe a bit more upside in keepers. Can you tell I’m nonplussed? Nonplussed as it sounds like it means and not actually means, no relation to John.

Luis Rengifo – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .234.  I grabbed him in one league, because I want to own all of the Angels middle infielders and, no, this isn’t a typo.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Statcast is saying it took Pujols 55 seconds on his home run trot.  Pretty disgraceful for a guy to be doing that in a blowout–Oh, I’m being told he was running at full speed.

David Fletcher – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .323.  That’s so Fletch.

Marco Gonzales – 4 2/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 4.89  Kikuchi pulled Gonzales aside before the game to give him some pointers and it seems to be paying off already.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .294.  Just Dong because he was born to.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .305.  Bogaerts out here sneakily being more valuable than Just Dong.

Matt Barnes – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.04, as Brandon Workman (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.05) got his 2nd save.  Okay, so let me see if I have this straight.  Brasier owns Barnes for saves, but Barnes owns Workman, and we’re not sure who Cora owns?

Domingo German – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.66.  “It’s getting stuffy in here, I used to be feeling this sweet little draft.”  That’s because the Sell High Window was just shut.

Luke Voit – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .268.  Oh snap!  Voit out here challenging Alonso to answer for his crimes. Namely, not homering this weekend.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 15 Ks, ERA at 3.06, as he threw 120 pitches.  That’s one way to avoid the Nats bullpen’s problems.  You can’t die from vegetables laced with rat poison if you don’t eat vegetables.  Nah’mean?

Fernando Rodney – Signed with the Nats. One Nats front office exec, “Our bullpen can’t get worse, right?”  Another Nats exec, “Not sure, but I think they’re saying they want us to try to make it worse.”

  1. toolshed says:
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    Let’s hope the regression fairies hit paddack in his last start where he gave up 3 homers to NYY. That was his worst start of the year. Speaking of regression a lot of the early darlings have been bad lately like caleb Smith, Luis Castillo and strahm. Do you like those 3 going forward or do you expect more regression?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I like all of them but Castillo and Smith were so good they had to regress a bit. I’m guessing Castillo will be top 25, Smith top 30, and Strahm top 40 ROS.

  2. toolshed says:
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    Barnes came into the game to start the 8th inning when it was a monsoon. I have no idea why Cora used him in that situation. Barnes was not comfortable. He had trouble gripping the ball and kept slipping on the mound. Had a ton of mud in his cleats. He walked 3, had a balk and was all over the place . Bad decision by Cora. Not sure why you let him throw 30+ pitches and even had to use him with a 6 run lead in crappy weather. He had pitched yesterday so he didnt need work.

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      Thanks for providing some context. I was working and following the box score and knew something was up as it was unfolding… The only thing I can think of was that he had warmed up before the Sawx tacked on a few in the top half of the 8th, and after dropping the first two in the series, Cora wasn’t going to take any chances losing this one. In the final analysis, it was a bad appearance so hopefully he shakes it off, but the larger problem is there are no real set roles in the Sawx bullpen besides Barnes coming in whenever they need him most (which usually happens before the 9th given everyone else’s ineptitude… sigh) I think if we’re holding Barnes it’s going to be for K’s and ratio help mostly, and not saves, so that’s why Sunday’s game stings because he fahked your ratios pretty bad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to know, toolshed…I hope Barnes is fine, I have him in multiple leagues

  3. Crazy J says:
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    I think Pivetta might be correct for a while, agree on Byron Bustson, and F these closerousels! I was trying to shop Soroka, but no bites. I don’t think it can get any better, but if he doesn’t get a good return what’s the point.

    Hope you had a great fantasy baseball weekend.

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, made me chuckle many times over.

    a. So true on Gonzales. Even more hilarious was how he was still in the game after 10 ER surrendered much like Yarborough in the game between the Twins and the Rays. Yarborough was in the game down 7-0….after giving up 7 runs….still pitching, cause the philosophy of the bulk pitcher think tank is for THAT bulk pitcher to pitch 5 INN and NOTHING ELSE!!!

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 3

    Ride ‘Em Cowboy is a 1942 film about two vendors who get jobs as cowboys at a dude ranch.

    Willoughby (Costello): It’s all our fault. Duke and I went running to hide from the boss and I let the cow’s husband out.

    Duke (Abbott): He means the bull.

    Willoughby (Costello): Bull nothin’ it’s a fact.

    Lou stating the obvious.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      A. Beginning to think Mtaz could use an opener, too

      B. Don’t remember this one

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        a. Could always wait until tomorrow when Shaw officially comes off the DL, but who would you drop from this All-star lineup to add Shaw.

        Phegley
        Rizzo
        Muncy
        Edu.Escobar
        Kingery
        Walker
        Russell (picked him up off waivers, is he any good? He’s been hot in the last 7 but…)
        Smith
        Myles
        LaStella

        So 4 holes in the lineup 3 in the outfield, 1 hole in the catcher spot

        Bench – Goodrum, Chavis, Story, TreaT, Pence

        b. Drop any of them to add an OF batty?

        c. Pitching

        SP – Giolito, Heaney, Paxton, Syndergaard, Gallen
        RP – Hicks and Iglesias

        Btw, on Hicks. Take it easy! There’s no closerousel in STL. He gave up a hit to JHey, LHP vs lefty and he was done. It’s a professional baseball team and Schildt wanted to win. Add to that that Russell was swinging a hot bat, LHP versus righty bat…It was an easy decision. He was throwing 102 on the sinker to JHey, JHey got lucky.

        d. Drop Gallen for a batty call OF? Some names to dazzle you with…

        1. Puello LAA versus CHC Lester
        2. LoCastro AZ versus LAD Buehler
        3. Fisher HOU versus SEA LeBlanc
        4. Marisnick HOU versus SEA LeBlanc
        5. Cargo (!!!) batting 5th tonight!!! CHC versus LAA BedRock and then the bulk pitcher
        6. Tony Kemp HOU versus SEA LeBlanc (prolly won’t play, LHP vs lefty hitter)

        Not really much to choose from. I’m sticking with 4 holes on a short night. You?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          A. Wait until tomorrow… But prolly Goodrum, Myles, but you can’t carry Straw and Mallex, or shouldn’t — you have Trea on your bench? Huh?

          B. Meh, Goodrum I guess

          C. Okay

          D. Meh, sometimes you just can’t fill your roster

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!!!

            Thanks so much.

            Sorry for the lack of clarity. Today TreaT and Story are on the bench as they are not playing. But when they are on their active roster, they are in. Batting .150 or .900, rain, sleet or snow.

            I just signed up Straw this morning, I’m in 2nd in SB and 3rd place is a-comin’ with only 4 SBs behind me.

            Lastly, couldn’t agree more with you on ‘just filling the roster’ and hoping for the best. More often then not, that will get you an 0/4 and make you lose a point in batting average, right?

            Never heard of the movie myself before embarking on the Abbott and Costello ‘quote of the day’ for this season. You live, you learn.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              Ah, I gotcha on Trea and Story… That makes sense, sorry… Straw’s okay, I guess, but you can’t carry too many SAGNOF guys at once, gonna hurt you in long run (pun?)

              • Ante Galic says:
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                Grey!!

                Thanks a lot. I’ll carry him over Goodrum until Springer gets back. He is electric on the basebaths.

                Cheers,
                Ante

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, you’re drunk on Goodrum!

                  • Ante Galic says:
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                    Grey!

                    Late to the party to…

                    1. Mallex’s 4 SB
                    2. Goodrum 2 HRs
                    3. Straw’s 3 SBs

                    I did hit gold with Dietrich’s 3 HR. So 1/4, not bad.

                    Cheers,
                    Ante

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I do like them!

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        Imagine Lugo opening for Matz. That would be somethin’!

        Not sure why, but sounds like it should be!

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    Hi Grey,

    My Sps are having some bad outings recently…. could you please rank the following SPs ROS?

    Lester, Max Fried, José Quintana, B.Woodruff, B.Peacock…

    thank you…

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Peacock, Woodruff, Fried, Quintana, Lester for me

    • Weslo says:
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      IMO:
      Woodruff
      Fried
      Peacock
      Quintana
      Lester

      • kelyeh says:
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        thank you all; I just made the move! :D

  6. Big Magoo

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    Odorizzi is fascinating to me. On the surface, it doesn’t appear as though much has changed. Throwing a few more cutters to righties and curves overall. Slight uptick in velo. Nothing special about his spin rates. Command has been better though, and he’s kept the ball in the yard. Watched him throw seven straight 94 mph fastballs to Adames yesterday. Practically the same location each time. Must be hard to pick up. Deception and late movement.

    I recommended Bryan Reynolds in this space a week ago and he’s hit .462 since. Switch-hitter with no split issues. Solid approach. .300/20 type. Daniel Murphy in the outfield.

    Grabbed Chase Anderson as a two-start streamer this week. He’s looked pretty good recently and has Miami and Pittsburgh upcoming. Though I think I recommended Erik Swanson as a two-start streamer the last time I did this, so caveat emptor…

    Ketel Marte hit a 482 foot homer yesterday. No juiced ball to see here…

    • Dave D says:
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      Yeah totally. I owned him many times before as my 7th starter in deep leagues but he’s kinda like Bauer (or Cliff Lee) in that way going from fringe to ace over sn offseason.

      • Big Magoo

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        Yeah, Lee is similar in some ways. At least guys like Bauer and Snell had crazy stuff and just had to learn to harness it. Lee and Odorizzi basically reinvented themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, was Ketel’s HR that far? I hadn’t seen that… That’s insane… Odorizzi looked like a different pitcher to me, working up, getting a ton of swinging strikes, didn’t look same as past years

      I grabbed Drew Smyly for the 2-start week and now am having cold feet and may bench him

      • Big Magoo

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        When guys like Ketel Marte are clearing the fence by 100 feet, the jig is up.

        Smyly? Is this AL-Only? If you gimme your login info, I’ll save you from some serious ratio pain.

        • Grey

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          Without consulting each other, Rudy FAAB’d Smyly too in NFBC (15 team)

          I think I’m gonna bench him for Hansel Robles…. It’s not worth the agony and prefer to eat the $1 of FAAB

          • Cram It says:
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            I have him in NFBC. Only considered him because it’s 2 starts, but I am not pulling the trigger.

              • Dave D says:
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                I knew you’d own Hansel eventually. Hehe.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’ver owned him in one deeper league all year… I’m not sure I would in an RCL

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            Smyly has a BB/9 north of 6 and a HR/9 north of 2. You guys must really want to get tied to the whipping post this week. I’m guessing it’s a test of faith in the SON (at least on Rudy’s part), but you have some balls of steel to consider him.

            I cut my losses on Corbin Martin this week. Was shocked to get him in a couple of leagues with moderate bids after his Texas start. Saw his start against the White Sox where he was a hot mess. Couldn’t locate anything. Sometimes it’s better to lick your wounds and live to fight another day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m gonna eat the FAAB money I spent and bench him, it’s too crazy for me… His stats are awful

              Same on Martin, I cut him too, I can’t deal with roofies… Only so much rope

              • Dave D says:
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                Well, I started both Urena and Pivetta in a league last week and that worked out but I personally would not do Smyly. I think he will be Frowny for any one who starts him but whatevs.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I’m benching him, not worth it after consideration

            • if you look at his gamelog, Streamonator has projected him in the negative for all his previous starts except Toronto where he pitched well
              https://razzball.com/player/11760/Drew+Smyly/#seasongs. so it’s not like Streamonator has a crush on him.

              some tailwinds:
              1) he’s being stretched out. didn’t crack 20 BF until May 11th. hit 26 and 27 his last two outings. getting a little stronger.
              2) the Baltimore start at home is a favorable matchup for SON. Home against Oakland at the end of the week is negative but not enough to torpedo his value for the week.

              but definitely not for the faint of heart. feeling a little more ill than i did starting Hamels @HOU/@STL last week….and that one would’ve been a plus if only 1) the Cubs offense did a tad more than the bare minimum vs Wainwright this wknd to net a win and 2) he had 0 Ks vs Houston?! Matz had an ugly @LAD/@ARI week and ended up squarely in the positive.

              • Big Magoo

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                Ping! We only mentioned your name twice. I thought your name needed to be evoked thrice like Beetlejuice to warrant an appearance. Rudy! There you go.

                I don’t see a whole lot in regards to Smyly. Tons of walks, allowed 10 HR in 9 appearances, three pitches have graded out negatively, not many swings and misses, lots of loud contact. Traffic + homers are a bad combo. The Orioles are a nice matchup for sure, but even they can punish mistakes. The A’s are even worse.

                I don’t know if you’re crazy like a fox or just crazy, but I respect your guts for starting him. Good luck!

                • baby seal says:
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                  Have seen you post this before.

                  You need to add, or crazy like Fox News… you’re welcome. :)

                • i mix it up on name mentions. don’t want to get too predictable.

                  yeah, i’m not sure what type of crazy it will be. certainly little to like based on performance to date.

            • Cram It says:
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              I only considered Smyly….I have to consider every SP with 2 starts in NFBC, especially when there aren’t clear cut choices on the back end. But I’m not taking the dive.

  7. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I’m trying to assess Didi (activate or drop)?
    1. 10 team Point: Drop Sano for Didi?
    2. 12 team H2H: Drop which one — Castellanos or DJ (doing well but fear less play time)?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. I’d drop Didi if position isnt a factor
      2. I’d drop DJ

  8. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Where would you rate Bruce ROS among the above group: Castellanos; Bruce; or Sano?

    • Big Magoo

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      Sano for upside, Castellanos for floor, Bruce if you miss

    • Vlad says:
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      Do you think Kingsley is drop?

    • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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      Razzball/Steamer point share projections ROS?

      Castellanos 12.1

      Sano 8.2

      a whole lotta guys

      some scrubs

      Bruce -10.5

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with Magoo. Bruce will probably have a crazy hot streak at some point though…keep an eye on him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Magoo

  9. Brett says:
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    Pick up one… SP

    Strahm, Heaney, Pivetta, Plesac, Canning

    Thanks!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      Heaney

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Strahm for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Pivetta if they’re all available

    • baby seal says:
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      Heaney for me. Canning close second.

  10. Adam says:
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    Is Hiura worth holding once Travis Shaw (Travis Shaw!?!?) returns. Everything I have read seems to indicate Hiura will be sent down on Tuesday. Re-draft points league.

    Also, I have Chavis starting as my 2B now once Hiura goes down. Dump Chavis for Fletcher? Chavis is striking out at a ridiculous rate and I can see him being sent back down once Moreland/Pearce return. Fletcher has been very solid for a month and now leads off vs lefties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s so crazy on Hiura, if he is sent down

      I’d hold Chavis for now

  11. DonnieB says:
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    Pivetta and/or Reyes? Drop Odor,Kingery or Kyle Tucker?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not sure what and/or means here…Pivetta but would own both depending on other options. I’d drop Odor.

  12. cliffyw says:
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    due to league rules, i need to drop a player in order to activate someone off the DL. My options are:

    Yordan Alvarez
    Chris Archer
    Craig Kimbrel
    Kenta Maeda

    It’s tough to drop one. Am leaning to Archer, but I can see an argument for several.
    Yordan has slowed the last two weeks (average down 50 bps and hasn’t hit a homer for about 10 games until yesterday). Archer’s K/BB sucks. Hard to know what to expect from Kimbrel at this point even when he does sign.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Archer

  13. Baseballin says:
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    Still holding Gonzales in a standard 12 team? His last few starts have been not good. Just check SON before his starts? Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Move on

  14. rhodyballer says:
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    Drop M. Perez or Strahm for C. Martin’s 2-starts against Sea & Bal in a weekly roto?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Perez

  15. Richard says:
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    NL only league
    Given Rockies treatment of young players,
    Do I drop Descalso for Hampson?
    Also when T Shaw (Pshaw!) returns do I drop Sandoval for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Hampson…Yes, Sandoval gone

  16. Tom says:
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    Correction: Since your afternoon sell of Tim Anderson on May 10th, and prior to yesterday he’s batted .333 with 2 homers and 2 steals, add in yesterday and he’s up to .343 with 3 homers and 3 steals, not exactly shabby.

    • Tim Anderson Project says:
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      Love it, one of the most underrated guys in fantasy baseball. Should be top 75 top 50 hitter. Going to go 25/30 if he stays healthy all at the SS position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? Hmm, I looked at his game log, I must’ve had selective vision

      • Tom says:
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        Look again I kid you not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, you can’t sell someone the day I say sell, so from May 11th, which is generous since it takes at least a few days to work out a trade, he had 1 homer and 3 steals in three weeks — fine, but we’re not exactly talking Mike Trout

          • Tom says:
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            Since you put the sell tag on him the stats are what they are, obviously you can add any qualifiers you’d like.

  17. Frills says:
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    I own Strahm in two leagues. Would you drop him for the following

    League 1

    Lauer
    Smeltzer
    Chase Anderson
    Gibson
    Plesac
    Bassitt
    Lynn
    T. Richards

    League 2

    Eickhoff
    Stroman
    Eflin
    Smeltzer
    Lauer
    C. Martin

    • Frills says:
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      Pivetta is also available in both leagues

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Can try Pivetta, but doesn’t look like there’s any going back to Strahm if Pivetta fails

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold in both

  18. Bill says:
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    I need to catch up in steals in my roto league. Who would you rather drop in order to pickup Kiermaier?

    Chavis
    Hiura

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Neither…Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See if Hiura is sent down when Shaw returns

      • Bill says:
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        I’m gonna try Kiermaier over Hiura. The rest of my lineup is fine for power and average, so cutting Hiura for some speed won’t hurt me. Other viable options are Danny Santana, Dyson, or Leury Garcia, but I figured you’d pick Kiermaier over them.

  19. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert****

    Angels going with an Opener to Trevor Cahill for the bulk today @Cubs.

    Short schedule day has me rethinking a few saves speculation guys – if you can only keep one for saves do you prefer Ian Kennedy or Sean Newcomb? Thanks!!!

    • Cram It says:
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      I think Kennedy has a better shot at opportunities, as far as depth chart.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        On May 30, Ian Kennedy worked a perfect ninth inning for his third save, and the first for Kansas City since May 1.

        So…YES, like Cram says, he has a better shot at opportunities…..the question is, “how many opportunities will there be with KC?”

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agree with others on Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with others

  20. Ellis says:
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    Got a tough decision to make for this week, all are great match-ups but I have to sit one of the following

    Giolito @ KC
    Peacock @ SEA
    Odorizzi @ DET
    HIll @ SF
    Verlander @ SEA

    SON has Lucas as the choice, wondering if you agree; I’m leaning towards sitting Peacock

    thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d bench Odorizzi but agree, tough choice.

  21. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Loving that Voit life! He and Alonso are like 2 more Rhyses!

    In a 12 team weekly league (keep 7), I’m in first looking to defend my title. Still early, but 2 other teams are extremely close behind. One area that could use a slight upgrade is saves…I like to roll with 2 closers (Treinen and Neris) and 7 starters most weeks, but I’m really worried about Treinen turning into a pumpkin soon…Ks are bad and periphs look terrible…

    That said, which side do you like in this trade?

    I give Treinen, $2 Tapia (bench bat except for @col weeks), and $1 Julio Urias (not keeping unless he Walker Buehlers, and even then prob not).

    I receive Kenley Jansen (seems like safer bet than Treinen this year), Paul Dejong, and Leury Garcia.

    Gotta go Jansen/Dejong side, right?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

      Doesn’t look close, Agree with DT

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks, both of you!

  22. Twins Peaker says:
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    Morning all. Was thinking of proposing:

    I get $1×3 Paddack, $1×3 F. Reyes
    I give $1×1 Benintendi + PTBNL (maybe a $1×3 Laureano)

    Pts league as I’m looking to win in 2020. Benintendi is an expiring contract.

    Trade 2

    I get $11×3 Straham, $1×3 Mancini
    I give $25×1 Abreu

    Abreu expiring contract.

    Both deals the other team is competing. I’m on the fringe of competing with some underperforming players. The expiring contracts are with players who could be retained at 25% off next year’s draft price. The players I’d be acquiring seem to be on the right path for 2020 growth. Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Both look good

  23. Scottsteelers says:
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    Javy and a 3rd rd pick to get Rosario and Dee Gordon? Have not won steals once. Have Polamco, hiura, riley covering IF spots that javy could cover

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Javy side

  24. Tony C says:
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    Grey, thanks for giving us the best daily insight into fantasy baseball!

    Best 2 RP add for for saves in next month: Rodgers, Romo, Gant, Workman or Newcomb?

    Drop Yonny Chirinos in a Wins and QS league for one of the aforementioned RP or pickup Sampson, Chase Anderson, Anibel Sanchez, F. Pena or Quantrill instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Rogers, Romo

      Sampson

  25. Ian says:
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    I own Hiura, Kieboom, and Biggio in a deepish keeper league. Brewers fan so not trading Hiura – thoughts on offering Biggio for Gallen? I don’t have any young sexy arms.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, it’s fair

  26. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good Morning,

    Vogelbach or Garrett Cooper?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Cooper

  27. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team OBP league. I have two bench spots. Pick 2.

    Mark Canha, DJ Stewart, Brandon Crawford, JaCoby Jones, Eric Thames, Derek Fisher, Garrett Cooper, Myles Straw, Jake Marisnick, Matt Adams, Rougned Odor, Ildemaro Vargas, Lourdes Gurriel, Odubel Herrera, Gerardo Parra, or Colin Moran?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper and Odor for me

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Donkey, you’re liking my Cooper, huh?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’ve had him all season in our NL-Only, he’s my Cooper!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s my Cooper!

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              You can have him every other weekend while I let my mane down

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Whoa, whoa, whoa, I just want him on my fantasy team

                • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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                  Yeah, me, too.

                  Thanks guys for the info.

    • LenFuego says:
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      I like Gurriel … and probably Odor, waiting for the hot streak.

  28. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Is the question about Bryan Reynolds or Joc P. more about needs (hits/avg./OBP versus HRs) or is there a clear favorite going forward between the two? I have Bellinger and Hoskins but need to replace Springer and Gallo, now. 11 tm roto keeper.

    FYI, after reading the opening, I now see Bruce Harper in place of Bryce everytime – smoke and mirrors, baby.

    Thanks and have a great week ahead.

    • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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      Yep. All I see now is Bruce Harper’s ’78 Topps football card with that #42 J-E-T-S jersey staring at me.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d say it’s about needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Scruffy!

      Agree with DT, but Joc

  29. Dave D says:
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    Yeah finally had a great pitching week/end. I grabbed Pivetta a few weeks back in two NFBCs, Heaney came back strong, Odorizzi has been great. Hendricks was Hendricks. Can’t complain. Finally my ERAs are becoming tolerable where they were inflated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I made it to the top of my Cutline league, top 100 overall…

      And I can’t make any headway w/out Giancarlo in our league

      • Dave D says:
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        Well, Id rather be first in one league and last in another than 4th-11th in all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True, Giancarlo tanked my season in our league… Just couldn’t lose my 2nd rounder there

  30. Trickrey says:
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    Great write-up! Garver just hit the waiver wire in my league this weekend prior to being activated. Do I drop my Alfaro for him in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league or hold?

    Same league, currently have Brendan Rodgers and Michael Chavis as a 2b platoon. Do you swap one out for Hiura?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d move on from Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura might get sent down when Shaw returns, said someone above… I’d hold for another day

  31. Blue Devil says:
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    ROS these two positions.

    RP – Doolittle or Treinen
    SS – Semien or Swanson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

      Swanson

  32. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Segue Smooth! That was a depressing Torenado; I’m quietly mourning for an imaginary family stranded on a non existent island.

    I was hoping so badly that Domingo German would turn in a great start to keep pumping that off the waiver value. Been reading about his innings limitations this season, and was actively trying to sell him in every league I own him in. Turned down offers for Luke Voit and Carlos Santana, as I need pitching in every leagues I’m in (in the leagues I’m in, mostly standard roto/points leagues, everyone drafts all the good pitchers in the first 4 rounds).

    Are we selling for whatever we can get before the proverbial bottom drops out, continue to HODL in Hope’s he throws a few gems, or long term HODL as a 4/5th starter?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      You shoulda taken Voit for him, but yes I’d keep holding. 4th starter seems about right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, Marty!

      Agree with DT

  33. CTFDU says:
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    Thanks for the great write. Which ir this SP would you keep and which ones only for streaming:

    – Plezac
    – Strahm
    – Pivetta
    – Reyes
    – Eickoff
    – Ed Rod

    • Cram It says:
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      They’re all pretty much in the same bucket. So they’re either all rosterable or all streamers. Although I’d have Reyes at the bottom.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tough to say without knowing more about the league. I’d keep Strahm in most formats

      • CTFDU says:
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        14 teams h2h. No special need.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Pivetta, Strahm are keepable for now

  34. bigbear says:
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    It’s the blurbs like the Odorizzi are pure gold! Thanks Grey!

    Luis Rengifo is Lou Ferrigno mixed up grandson.

    When’s Ohtani going to hit? What’s he look like? Is he over compensating for his injury?Inquiring minds…? I haven’t seen him any this year. He’s hitting the ball on the ground a ton and has a .100ish ISO. But his exit velocity is 93+. I imagine he’ll start getting the ball in the air some sooner or later. But given the uniqueness of the injury/recovery, I got questions…

    Fletcher’s been giving me the side-eye, so I’m trying make some room for him in the boom-boom room. 12 team H2H 6×6 (OPS). I like his position flexibility, BA bump, and path to some Rs hitting in front of Trout. My two low guys are: Domingod and B. Lowe. I’m leaning toward dropping Lowe. Lowe’s BABIP is nearly .400 and think that has to regress some. Which one to drop? Or hold?

    • bigbear says:
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      A follow up on Odorizzi – He’s always been white noise for me. I’ve never really paid much attention to him. So I get the feeling that he’ll be one of those guys you talk up in the blurb and then second guess yourself in the comments. TBD I guess! He’s got a really low GB rate, which seems pretty normal for him.

      Anyway, the guy who owns him in my league has Kike and LeMahieu at 2B. I’m going to float Lowe by him. But what about Hiura or Tim Anderson? Thinking both are too much, but I do like loading up on TOR arms.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’m concerned about Ohtani too.

        Fletcher over Lowe for me.

        Lowe for Odorizzi works, wouldn’t give Hiura or TA for him.

        • Dave D says:
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          Ive seen Ohtani plenty. He was like this for stretches last year then would get hot. I’d give him another 10-14 days. If he doesn’t heat up by then I’ll get a little worried. I definitely wouldn’t drop him just yet. He looks fine to me just not getting results.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Haha, yes, prolly The Incredible Luis

      Not TA, but Hiura or Lowe, reverse, are fine for Odorizzi

      Ohtani’s just a DH, I’d move on in shallower leagues, can always find a UTIL bat

  35. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Happy Monday! Two questions for you:

    1. I’m getting ratios (not yesterday!), but continually losing saves in H2H with Barnes as my 3rd closer. Do I drop for Romo, Martinez, Gant, or Buttrey?
    2. Need to fill my last 2 SP spots for the week. who do you like best from the 4 below? Leaning Carrasco and Canning…
    – Canning v Oak, v Sea
    – Marquez @ CHC
    – Carrasco @ Min
    – Caleb Smith @ Mil

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d try Romo…or Martinez
      2. Canning and Marquez for me

  36. Vash says:
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    Lucas Sims…a great stash or pass?

    I need pitching in my h2h badly. Also Junis and Thornton are available.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Not a great stash but OK. I’d try Thornton.

  37. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Pick up Straw or do we activate Tatis this week? I await your stirring decision

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not a Straw fan. Tatis maybe for the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Tatis is gonna need at least until Friday… I’d try Straw for a week, obvious gamble

  38. Gon says:
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    Would you pick up Workman or Walden for one of my current relievers?

    Strop
    Romo
    Jackson

  39. RicoSuave says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    I need to start 5 SPs…

    Berrios @ CLE;

    Darvish Vs COL;

    Bieber Vs MIN and Vs NYY;

    Buehler @ ARI and @ SF;

    Lucchesi Vs PHI;

    Ed. Rodriguez Vs TB and @ KC;

    deGrom Vs COL;

    Pivetta Vs CIN.

    Thanks again!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      deGrom, Buehler, Bieber, EdRod, Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  40. Cable says:
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    H/H points ….12 team redraft……
    Need to drop one….
    H Dozier
    V Robles
    Do Santana
    E Andrus

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Andrus for me

  41. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Alfaro or Narvaez ROS?

  42. SallyCips says:
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    Grabbed Straw because I need steals badly. Here’s hoping he can get on base a bit.

    Corresponding move was dropping Oberg as Davis looks rehab assignment bound anyway. Though I’m iffy on Blake Parker more, been shaky.

  43. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league. Alex Reyes and C-Mart are on the wire. Pick up neither, either or both for any of the following: Martin Perez, Kikuchi, Woodruff, Alvarado, Blake Parker.

    Thanks for the help.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      CMart over Perez for me

  44. RotoSlayer says:
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    Buxton or Domingo? Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buxton

  45. Swat290 says:
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    Considering May, there are at least another 4000+ home runs to be hit, might it be better to just hit my league minimum of 15 IP then sit on it? I ask half jokingly… I feel I have the best offense I’ve ever drafted but still can’t even win those cats! Curse you baseball gods! What’s the point of super studs when any Joey Bagadougnuts hits high fly home runs!!

    Curses and smashing till I tire and nap

  46. crimedog says:
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    Rogers over Parker now?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think it might still be Parker for the time being

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m going Rogers

  47. Felix Bernandez says:
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    In a keep any 7 forever h2h points league with K=-1…

    Our last place team just traded
    Cole and Merrifield
    to the first place team for
    Moncada, Olson, and Eflin

    Do I need to breakout my veto stick or should I calm down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sounds like garbage, but I don’t believe vetoes

  48. MJP says:
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    Alfaro or Garver (7×7, +BB, +OPS)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alfaro for me

  49. Hurling Darvishes says:
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    Joc Pederson, Moustakis, Chavis or Brendan Rodgers – ROS and keeper

    Could you rank these please?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      ROS: Moose, Rodgers, Joc
      Keeper: Rodgers, Moose, Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ROS: Moose, Joc

      keeper: Agree with DT

  50. ozzie smith says:
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    I’ve had my ERA/Whip wrecked by so many bad teams this year in weekly leagues it’s almost getting funny, looking at you KC, Bal, Cincy.
    Miami being the latest savage yesterday. Oh well we gotta steam on and just hope for some luck.

    1) How do you like Miley @ SEA tomorrow?
    SoN hates it, in fact has it ranked worse than
    Bundy @ Tex.
    2). Going to have some major roster crunching situations soon as it sounds Titties Jr., Judge, and DiDi are all going to come off the DL pretty dang soon.
    3) If Keuchel is added to a good team the next couple days how big of a priority is he in a 10 team redraft? Must add? Wait and see?
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I think he’s a good stream option
      3. Wait and see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fine to me

      2. Agree with DT

      3. Nah

  51. Marlenes says:
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    Alfaro or Narvaez ROS in a 14-team single catcher Roto redraft?

  52. holyscheisse says:
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    (12-team keeper h2h points)

    Better long-term value, Luis Urias or Keston Hiura?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura for me

  53. Jesse LIBROT says:
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    Someone offered me JoRam for Riley…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take JoRam

  54. baldy says:
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    H2H points league:
    Current OF:
    Acuna
    Soto
    Tapia
    Kepler
    Mercado

    Need to drop one to open a spot for a SS but not sure which one to drop out of Tapia, Kepler or Mercado?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Kepler but it’s a toss up between him and Mercado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Mercado

  55. sopadopa666 says:
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    Looking to add HR and so have been offered: Devers and Renfroe for Baez. Thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Baez side, not close for me

  56. cable says:
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    just my 2 pennies…..

    because I own K Giles when will the Blue Jays get smart and trade him to a contender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then Giles becomes a setup man and loses all value, or becomes the closer?

  57. Sorry, if duplicated says:
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    In a keep any 7 forever h2h points league with K=-1…

    Our last place team just traded
    Cole and Merrifield
    to the first place team for
    Moncada, Olson, and Eflin

    Do I need to break out my veto stick or should I calm down?

  58. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    12tm h2h with k and k\9 Drop Woodruff or Strahm for J.Nelson or Pivetta?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see Strahm for Pivetta, way more risk tho

  59. knucks says:
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    Added Jimmy Nelson to several of my teams. Willing to at least give him a try against Miami this week, though that did NOT work well at all with Strahm last night. If he looks terrible, it’ll give me a good reason to have a short leash with him on the teams where I don’t have much roster room or already have solid pitching. Maybe hold for a few starts on some of my other teams, for that upside you mentioned in the Chacin blurb. His next start is looking like it’ll be @HOU though. Not as scary as usual, with all the injuries for the Astros, but me throwing him out there against that lineup is still not likely to happen.

    Added Straw to all my teams. If he starts a handful of games each week this month, we might have found that sweet SAGNOF nectar that all of my teams are thirsty AF for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suck up that Straw SAGNOF nectar!

  60. Rufus T Firefly says:
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    Sad catcher question. League using OBP and K’s:

    Christian Vazquez or Josh Phelgmly ROS?

    Sorry.

  61. Mordacious Levator says:
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    16 team with OPS, gallo gone for a bit. need an OF replacement: cooper, j.jones, har ram, JBJ, thames, dixon are options.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      2. same question, but for a 20 team league, need 2 of these (gallo out, canha out of playing time now with k.davis back): j.jones, thames, fisher, c.stewart, puello, dixon, desmond (just dropped would need to use waiver), yastremzski.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        have the #2 waiver, so that might be too high for desmond in #2.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Cooper

        Thames, Stewart

  62. Wes says:
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    Is Hiura safe to start this week? My lineups lock once games start on Monday and it’s possible they send him down for Travis Shaw.
    I have Chavis or Fletcher as other options at 2B for the week. Is Chavis a hold or is he in danger of being sent down too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea, I’d guess he’s safe

      Hold Chavis for now

  63. dmax04 says:
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    H2H points league with big bonus for wins – Please rank ROS:

    Keuchel (likely to sign with a good team, so wins bonus is a big plus)
    Porcello
    Kikuchi

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kikuchi, Keuchel

  64. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    In a keep any 7 forever h2h points league with K=-1

    Our last place team just traded… Cole and Merrifield
    to the first place team for… Moncada, Olson, and Eflin

    Do I need to break out the veto stick or should I calm down?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s bad but I’d say calm down unless you know there’s some funny business going on…

  65. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    Im thin on saves – got Colome, Hicks, Castillo (TB) and Strop…
    With Hicks getting yanked early last night, should I drop any of the following to get Carlos Martinez? (Gant is already gone):
    Avisail Garcia, Willie Calhoun, Yordan Alvarez, Justin Smoak – or Domingo German – or i could dump Alfaro (C) for now to grab C-Mart and see how things shake out with everyone else
    Thanks!

  66. Steve says:
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    Buxton or Hicks – who do you like better in a 10T 5×5?

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Buxton, Hicks, Domingo the right order? 10T 5×5?

      Thanks

  67. El Famous Burrito says:
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    You can’t drop Alex Reyes in disgust if you don’t pick him up first

    *pokes self in eye trying to point to my brain*

  68. Thundergunn says:
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    Phegley or Alfaro?

    Would you just grab Sampson in a 14 team where you need pitchers?

  69. doug says:
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    Would you take Bauer and Posey for Soroka and Miley? Thx

  70. DonnieB says:
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    Laureano or Odor ROS? Thanks

  71. whitt23 says:
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    Lopez at Mil and home vs Atl or Milone at home vs Houston?

    Also: His Sanchez $17 and Renfroe $7 for my Machado $44 (can’t be kept next year) and Woodruff $7.

    12 team 6×6 with OPS and QS. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

      Gary side

  72. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    I want to thankyou for the Alfaro commitment before the season began. I was a doubter, but now I believe. HE HIT BALL VERY FARRRRRRR!!

    16 team H2H Keeper

    Am I starting Lester vs. LAA?

    Feel like good Lester might show if I bench him..

    Thankyou!

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      Also, I want to make a trade offer for Orduzzi or Giolito.

      What is a fair for each one of them?

      • Cram It says:
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        A top 50 bat at least….you’re gonna overpay.

        • Hebrew Hammer says:
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          Ya I figured. It’s the commish and he’s in last place.

          He’s butt hurt already. Go for Orduzzi or Giolito first?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Odorizzi — maybe Domingo type?

            • Hebrew Hammer says:
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              I tried Domingo, but he ain’t going for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem

      I’m starting Lester

  73. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Howdy Razzball. Howdy Grey,

    throwing this out there for your approval:

    Austin Meadows/ Ryan Pressly for Brandon Woodruff / David Fletcher ??

    Have a great day

    • Cram It says:
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      Meadows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      You too!

  74. Ty says:
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    Would you pick up Rogers over any of the following

    Strop
    Romo
    Jackson

  75. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    No mention of Odor in his baseball shorts?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s such a douche

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I so wanted Joey Bats to kick his ass when Odor punched him that time..

  76. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey/DT/Cram
    Hope you guys had a great weekend.

    One guy to pick up for the next couple weeks..maybe give me a top 3 options?:

    Franmil (Phi, Wsh, @SF)
    Hiura (Mia, Pit, @Hou)
    Avi (@Det, @Bos, Oak) – I know he might be headed to the IL, but he kills the Tigers and Hittertron loves him
    Choo (Bal, Oak, @Bos) -Hittertron has Choo as a $10+ value for the next 10 games…
    Renfroe (Phi, Wsh, @SF) – Super hot schmotato
    R. Nunez (@Tex,@Hou, Tor) – Tougher pitching schedule with JV and Cole slated I believe
    Smoak (NYY, Ari, @Bal)

    Thanks guys

    • Cram It says:
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      Hiura, Choo, Fran…but you’re splitting hairs here. There’s no right answer.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Agree with Cram on no right answer.
        I might adjust it to Choo, Garcia, and then toss up between Hiura/Smoak/Franmil depending on needs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram — With Shaw returning, I’d go Choo, Franmil

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks a lot guys

  77. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    12-team roto.. which two :

    Lynn
    Sampson
    EdRod
    (stream)

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Lynn for sure. Ed Rod

  78. rhodyballer says:
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    Bieber or Haniger?

    • LenFuego says:
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      Yes. Does your roster need apples or oranges?

  79. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Look who’s finally crawling aboard the Buxton Razzwagon! There’s weed cookies and acid punch up front, help yourself!

    • Cram It says:
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      Haha. On my way!

      • knucks says:
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        You’re too late Cram.

        I’ve already finished the punch. So unless you’re tryinta just eat some cookies and kick back on the couch and watch the show… maybe not worth your travels.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Guys, guys, there’s enough acid punch for everyone. What kind of Razzwagon has only one bowl of acid punch?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The one with the floating urinal cake is not the punch bowl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m wearing a patch that says it puts one piece of Donkey Teeth advice into my blood stream each week

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’m inside you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This is the worst petting zoo ever!

  80. James Bolger says:
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    Please rank the following prospects in terms of ROS upside performance in a 12 team redraft league:
    *Jimmy Nelson
    *Alex Reyes
    *Dylan Cease
    *Canning
    *Lamet
    Thanks you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning for now

  81. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. I have Grandal and Garver as catcher and only need one. Thinking of offering Grandal for either Ryu or Odorizzi. Looking for wins. Era and whip. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Don’t know why the other guy would do that, but sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  82. ashtray says:
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    Having a hard time finding a decent 2b in my 14 team league now that Chavis has entered the adjustment period. Who would be your #1 and #2 to roster in a OBP/SLG league:

    Chavis
    Rodgers
    Biggio
    Urias
    Good rum
    Rengifo
    Note
    Beckham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for a few

  83. rhodyballer says:
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    Loose Matz for Smeltzer or Reyes? Or hold?

  84. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty h2h 5×5 obp

    1) Clint Frazier, Thames or avisail?

    2) how much longer should I hold Jorge Mateo? Week?
    Need speed after trading marte/villar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

      2. I’m holding

  85. Have only two bench spots, If we pick up a player must play that week. Have three Washington guys Rendon,Soto and Robles, Robles is on my bench. Don’t mind stacking a lineup once in a while but with Robles batting eight. Doesn’t help. Would you drop Robles for straw. I have Haniger on bench also. Straw would be a short time move needs runs and s.b. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold Robles

  86. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey La Croix Bros,

    Have you tried La Cola yet?

    To me it tastes like Thanksgiving water. It’s in the tall girly cans, so don’t tell anybody!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I put a mini bra on those cans and then chug ’em into my mouth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But no I’ve never tried La Cola

  87. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I guess Bruce is a good move cheap lefty power which the phil’s could use but it seems once again Kingery is odd man out.

    What do you think it will be Bruce LF Mccutchen Center? Then that puts Kingery platooning 3b with Frankil and sometimes center when the rest Bruce?

    Kaplar blew it pulling Piveta yesterday…..he is a great manager as long as the phils are scoring 8 runs a game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s a great real world move, they gave away nothing and M’s are paying most of his salary… Terrible move by M’s

      For fantasy? Meh

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Yeah I was talking real world

  88. negatto says:
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    Which side wins?

    Eloy vs D. Santana/Soroka for ROS?

  89. Jr says:
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    Have a potential offer on the table in my 10 team h2h dynasty league. Offensive cats are HR, BB, TB, OBP, SLG & SB. Pitching is ERA, WHIP, K9, BB9, QS & NSV.

    I’m sitting in 8th and not looking too good. Might be time to start selling. Is Tucker, Yordan and Mize enough for my Just Dong?

  90. chris pierce says:
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    Drop Castellanos, Domingo Santana, Conforto, Puig or Jay Bruce for Buxton?

      • Nick says:
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        Are you really keeping Jay Bruce over Cast? Think Cast could get traded and turn his season around?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could, I guess… He’s also on a terrible team and has little power

  91. Jason says:
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    Two questions:
    1) Alfaro or Garver ROS?
    2) Jimmy Nelson, Pivetta, or Gallen?

  92. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    H2h league my staff

    It looks like Mike Clevinger is throwing is it worth Dropping Foltnewicz or someone for Clevinger? Thanks

    beiber, flaherty, montas, Price, Soroka, Foltnewicz

    relief: Igleslas, Treinen, Kimbrel

  93. Rick says:
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    Mitch Garver or Jorge Alfaro in an OBP instead of average 5×5 league?

    Franmil was just dropped in my 12 tm 5×5 OBP league, stick with Eloy as back-up OF or swap for Franmil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

      Hold Eloy

  94. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Would you add John Gant over Diego Castillo or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, could go either way, I’d hold

  95. Quill says:
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    Who would you take for a spot start this week?

    Strahm vs Wsh
    Pivetta vs Cin

  96. Dude at Dudes says:
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    In a keeper with $260 budget, keep 12, salaries rise $5/yr except AAA players, would my Mize ($5 AAA), Bichette ($1 AAA) be enough or too much for JD Martinez ($34), Wheeler ($20) & Ordoizzi ($11)?

  97. Cohen says:
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    Workman or Barnes for saves spec?

  98. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Gant or Parker long term. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Uncle Ernie, your avatar looks thru my soul

      Gant

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Imagine how my wife feels each morning. Thanks

  99. big league choo says:
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    5×5 obp dynasty

    Speculating on trading for buxton

    Trade my Heaney or lucchesi/Clint Frazier for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, either… Frazier 1st

  100. knucks says:
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    Nate Lowe was sent back to the minors after one game. Don’t think I saw anyone mention that here yet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, crap… Hadn’t seen that, thanks!

  101. Alps says:
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    Grey
    2 questions
    1) When Davis comes back I will drop Oberg. Or do now
    For any of the following
    Taylor Rogers
    Carlos Martinez
    2) have you heard any updates on Altuve. And hunter Dozier
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Now, Rogers

      2. Nope

  102. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft

    give Do German get J Flaherty or Peacock sound good ?

  103. Kelley says:
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    Please rank ros h2h. Fletcher, dietrich, huira, L. Gurriel. Thank you

  104. Cable says:
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    hearing that Dallas Keuchel will be shaving his breard

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      HA! in an era where beards are popular, yankees can’t pokerface other teams.

    • knucks says:
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      I think you misread. He is shaving his bread. His kids hate the crust on the PB&J that their Mr. Mom has been making for them while he is in between jobs.

  105. Gotime says:
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    Not sure about the rumors of Hiura being sent back down, but in a weekly H2H league, do you risk playing Hiura or bench for Tapia or Murphy 3 @ Cubs 3 @ Mets.

  106. Lubes says:
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    Canning or Heaney as the SP add? Limited pickups- I’ve used 7/20.
    Laureano or Inciarte as the OF drop?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves

      Heaney – Ender

  107. Cohen says:
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    Barnes or Cmart for saves spec?

  108. Steve says:
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    W Smith (LAD) or newly called up Cisco? 14T obp, guessing Smith gets sent down by Fri

    What do you think

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, ok, try Cisco

  109. cable says:
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    h/h points redraft….Flaherty ot Peacock

  110. Joe says:
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    Got an extra roster spot to work with currently, so would you stash either Brendan Rodgers or Shaw while we wait for announcement regarding Hiura staying or being sent down? Hiura is my starting 2b currently so trying to have back-up plan just in case

    thanks!

  111. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Odorizzi is a different pitcher for sure, seems like he changes something every few yers. He first found success few years ago when he learned the split-change from Cobb, and now seems he’s adapted again. His cutter seems like it has more life now. hmm… more on this coming! I think I just got my next post subject.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that would be great!

  112. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats: 6×5 – Standard + OPS, Too many bench bats, need arms.

    Give: Soto, Voit, Riley
    Get: Mookie, Charlie Morton

    1 year keeper. 3 players max. Soto would be the only one in consideration off of my current team. Mookie would obviously be kept in 2020 – along with 2 of JustDong, Story, Meadows.

    Got Alonso at 1b (which Chavis as a backup). With Tatis coming back, I’d like to be able to slide him into my IF spot. Thoughts? Too much?

  113. eballs says:
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    Caleb Smith isn’t droppable yet right?
    Also would you drop Strahm to stream one of the following? Thanks

    Skaggs
    Kikuchi
    Nelson
    Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Smith and Strahm

  114. cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft….boring question who you rather have ROS ?

    Bauer or deGrom

  115. Boz says:
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    If he can stay healthy, where in the ranks to you see Kiermaier finishing at the end of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doens’t stay healthy, that’s his brand… Maybe top 60 OF if he does

  116. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats: 6×5 – Standard + OPS, Too many bench bats, need arms.

    Give: Soto, Voit, Riley
    Get: Mookie, Charlie Morton

    1 year keeper. 3 players max. Soto would be the only one in consideration off of my current team. Mookie would obviously be kept in 2020 – along with 2 of JustDong, Story, Meadows.

    Got Alonso at 1b (with Chavis as a backup). With Tatis coming back, I’d like to be able to slide him into my IF spot. Thoughts? Too much?

  117. Dilly says:
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    I own Trevor Richards (vs ATL this week) and Plesac (vs NYY this week). Would you pick up any of the following over them this week?

    Pivetta vs CIN
    Hudson vs CIN, @MIA
    Urena vs ATL
    Stroman vs ARI
    Eickhoff @SD, vs ARI
    Nelson vs MIA
    Kikuchi vs HOU, @LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Eickhoff

      • Dilly says:
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        Thanks. Who would your 3rd choice be?

        • Dilly says:
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          Eickhoff was actually picked up. Who else from the list would you take along with Pivetta?

  118. Harley Earl says:
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    FYI,

    Alex Reyes gave up 7 runs on 7 hits and three walks yesterday in his rehab start at Memphis. Oh, did I mention he gave up 3 bombs? Yeah, 3 bombs in 4 2/3 innings.

    On the bright side, he did strike out four. That’s almost a K/9 of 9!!! Looks like he’s ready to me!!!

  119. Bob says:
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    Would you start H Dozier or Kingery at 3B in a weekly league. Both have some risk with the injury and Bruce trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, prolly go Dozier, but I don’t know latest on his injuries

  120. Primetime says:
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    Where are we ranking Giolito the ROS into next season? Are we buying this breakout ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, buying it… Top 25 SP, easy

  121. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Gallo injury = Calhoun regular PT when he’s back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino was recalled — him and Calhoun will platoon at best

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Oof. Sounds about right though!

  122. Wonk says:
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    Choose one

    Biggio
    Hiura
    Greg Polanco
    Kendrick
    Renato
    Tapia
    Kingery
    Kyle Seager
    Sano

  123. Stump says:
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    Great write up!

    Have to ask because you made me fall in love with Adalberto Mondesi last year, but I was just offered Bryce Harper and David Fletcher for him in a 12 team keep forever dynasty where OPS is our 6th category.

    Do I pull the trigger here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay, Harper = Mondesi, so depends how badly you want Fletcher

  124. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I need you help on a trade offer I want to make. I need holds so I am trying to acquire Craig Stammen. I want to offer: Yandy Diaz, and either minor Leaguer (Garrett Hampson or Luis Urias). Whicj minor leaguer should I offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, get holds cheaper

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Would you trade Doolittle for Holland?

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          and by doolittle I mean Sean

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            where is Keuchel and Kimbrel signing

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              Also, the proposed looks like this:

              I give up Yandy Diaz ($5), Tapia ($5) and either one of the minor leaguers (Hampson or Luis Urias) for Stammen ($5). I also need to make room on my roster.

  125. Boots says:
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    Which two would you most want to hold out of Flaherty, Ryu, and Marquez? Hoping to trade one for a good bat.

  126. frank cloud says:
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    Enough with his baseball stuff. What’s the next tv show worth watching ? I miss Gomorrah. What a show

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it was so good… I like The Bridge on Huklu, but Danish version, not English… Or Spiral (French show)… For English show, I like Chernobyl on HBO

  127. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Big matchup for me this week as I’d have the chance to own the tiebreaker over 1st place team. Is Lauer worth a stream tonight (v. PHI)? SoN looks like it would be an OK start but not sure I can trust him here. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him

  128. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 Roto

    Good trade? I thought so but then you said in recap that you don’t trust Indians and I traded for 2. Also a little disappointed in giving up Dahl.

    My: Bogaerts, Dahl, Edwin Diaz, Maeda
    His: Lindor, Victor Robles, Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great

  129. herschel says:
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    @Grey: re: Razzball ponzi scheme, did you see the 60 minutes story about the old dude that cracked the lottery and set up a similar situation where all of his friends invested and they distributed the winnings like a mutual fund? totally legal and i am in for this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s doooooo it!

      • herschel says:
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        Can Rudy develop a bot for this???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Likely in the works

  130. William Hung says:
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    Trey Mancini or Matt Carpenter in standard 5 cats plus OBP and Ks? Trade Analyzer gives slight edge to Carp

  131. holyscheisse says:
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    Just traded for TreaT Urner in my 12-team keeper league.

    I’m looking to trade my current starter Mondesi for pitching (also have Ketel for depth).

    What range of SPs should I be going for in a fair return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Ketel for an SP

  132. SpecialFNK says:
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    should Brad Peacock be expected to remain this way for the remainder of the season?
    would Peacock be better than Keuchel, Martin Perez, Joe Musgrove?

    should I trade Lorenzo Cain to get Chris Paddack?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, Peacock hasn’t even been this good so far this season — but better than those

      Cain or Paddack is based on needs

  133. Thundershoe says:
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    Yo Grey!

    1. Is it a no-brainer to take C-Mart over Scott Barlow as a 5th reliever? We have 4 RP slots in my league, so I’m taking advantage of the SP/RP eligibility for these two guys. I’d rather have whoever is more stable in this 5th reliever slot if possible.

    2. I have a glut of starts this week. Which 4 out of the following would you NOT start?

    Marquez @CHC
    L. Castillo @STL and @PHI
    E-Rod @KC and vs TB
    Luchessi vs PHI
    Bieber vs NYY
    Paddack vs PHI and vs WSH
    Lopez vs ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. E-Rod, Bieber, Lopez, Lucchesi

  134. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Do I take this offer? 16 team keeper, $260 budget, salaries rise $5/year (except AAA players)

    his
    Mize ( $5 AAA)
    Bichette ($5 AAA)
    Clevinger ($25)
    2020 9th Round (Benjy)

    my
    JD Martinez ($34)
    Zack Wheeler ($20)
    Charlie Morton ($25)
    Sean Doolittle ($25)

      • Dude at Dudes says:
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        Thanks for reply Grey!

  135. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, 10-team 5×5 roto questions for ya, lowercase yay!
    1) Some owners are willing to pay a huge price for Lucas Gioloto. Sell high or hold? How do we view him moving forward, top 10 pitcher? Top 20ish?
    2) Keeper league, my Olson (who can be kept after this year) for his Dahl (who can not be kept after this year). Im not too worried about the keeper aspect as I am loaded with keepers, but that does have a minimal impact on my decision.
    3) Would you stream Chase Anderson tomorrow (home vs Marline) in a league where you arent chasing Wins or K’s but looking for just good spot starts? SON is pretty meh on it ($5.6) despite the nice matchup.
    4) So, I should drop Parker for Rogers for Saves, correct? Or who the hell knows?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. 20-25 2. I’d want Dahl 3. Sounds fine 4. Yes, but who knows

  136. I am in a points league where wins are worth a lot. Looking long term for the ROS/playoffs. Need to cut 1 from the following:
    Peacock, Fried, Darvish, Foltynewicz, A Reyes, Keuchel. Help! I like them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like any of the last three… Prolly lose Reyes

  137. Don't Lower the Pitching Mound says:
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    Hoskins or Josh Bell for 1B in a standard roto league ROS?

  138. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Would you give Garver and either Buehler or Marquez for G. Sanchez? It’s a shallow 10-teamer. My team is stacked offensively, but have a C that can hit 40 is rare.

    My rotation:

    Buehler, Marquez, Carrasco, Cole, Clevinger, Corbin, Ryu

      • Immaculate Inning says:
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        Thanks, Grey.

        One more – in what order?

        Josh Bell
        Rizzo
        JD

        • Immaculate Inning says:
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          Sorry, one more after one more –

          If you were to trade one for a bat would it be German Marquez or Buehler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JD, Rizzo, but all close

  139. sal says:
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    I am sure Dalh will start hitting the dingers more consistently, but what bothers me is him not running. Its not like hes not getting on base. Is that a concern to you at all? I was looking forward to maybe 15 steals. Do you see someone like Dansby Swanson worth more rostering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are these separate thoughts or are you asking to drop Dahl for Swanson? If so, no, don’t

  140. Y says:
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    Still holding Franmil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In an NL-Only league? Sure

      • Y says:
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        Would you pick up any of the following over him?

        Renato
        Yandy
        Greg Polanco
        Kendrick
        Kyle Seager
        Biggio
        Kiermaier
        Hiura

  141. Thad Striker says:
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    Do we like any of these hitters as a stream in the week ahead (OPS league): Odor, Laureano, Reddick, or Thames?

    If it’s a strict Hittertron call, Odor looks like the fave but he’s hardly a sure thing to hit his projected value. I’m leaning toward Reddick. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups…

  142. ThE sHiT says:
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    Riley/Chavis or Riley/Domingo Santana too much for JoRam?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much, Chavis 1st

  143. RTP123 says:
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    Can you pick top two: Porcello, Matz, Pivetta, Nelson

    Drop Brandon Rodgers for Jorge Polanco, Dansby, Kingery, or Fletcher?

    Thank you very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Pivetta

      Polanco

  144. edietrich1962 says:
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    in weekly 5×5 roto, who would you start from following:

    1) pick 2 of these 3 – Conforto (Giants/Rockies), Domingo Santana (Astros,Angels) or Nelson Cruz (Indians,Tigers). all have been slumping lately or injured

    2) pick 2 of these 3 – Christian Walker (Dodgers, Blue Jays), Manny Machado (Phillies, Nats) or Jean Segura (Padres, Reds). Again these guys have been slumping for most part.

    Thanks for help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not Domingo 2. Not Walker

  145. Kari Rice says:
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    Help for a Deadline Decision Monday June 3rd, 2019 at 2:30 pm EST.

    I need advice before the deadline of roster line up ends in less than 3 hours June 3, 2019.
    i grabbed Khris Davis (Oakland) off the waiver wire when he went on IL.
    Since he is off IL I need to make the decision on who to drop because I have the Red Glaring notice that I have 6 reserve players and 5 are allowed at the most. AKA …illegal lineup.
    I am in a H2H points standard CBS free points league, 10 teams.

    I have no earthly idea who to drop, Please Help.
    Khris Davis
    Justin Turner
    Ozzie Albers

    The other players that I have benched are Manny Machado,(grrr) Trey Mancini and 2 pitchers, Chris Paddock and Jon Gray. My other players are no can do drop.
    I am in first place in my division and don’t want to make a huge mistake. My league are on waiver wire patrol 24/7.
    Thank you!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or Mancini if you want to lose a bat

      • Kari Rice says:
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        Your answer was a no brainer. Why the heck didn’t I think of that earlier is a mystery to me.
        I have wasted hours trying to do all the calculations on which position player I should keep or drop. And all this time Jon Gray was staring at me right in my face.
        I owe you a bag of “LifeSavior” candy.
        (ha, a new marketing idea)

  146. southside dom says:
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    Kind of doubt they’d take it, but which side you like:

    Stanton and Chavis for Rizzo and Bregman

  147. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, when Dee Gordon returns, do you foresee Mallex continuing to hit leadoff? I know one cold or hot streak can change things, but really I’m just trying to gauge if I should sell high on Mallex after his 6 steals in the past 7 days and peeps are wanting him bad, or hold. Obviously depends on return, but thoughts on sell high while i can or hold? Shallow 5×5 roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is it’s Gordon or Mallex depending on how each is hitting

  148. dau says:
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    Smoak or CJ Cron?

  149. Connor says:
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    Would you be adding/stashing Luis Urias over Hiura or Brendan Rodgers? If dropping one, would be starting the other til Urias’s call-up.

    12 tm 5×5 OBP redraft league

  150. B the Esq. says:
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    Please rank ’em rest of season…… Villar, Ketel Marte, Robles, Andrus, Dansby…shallow keeper league, 6×6 standard with BBs as the extra cat, position not overly important.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, Robles, Villar

  151. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals total bases added. gallo out, can move tellez to 1B (or bauers), so i’ll need a CI or OF fill in probably CI since bauers gets off some of the time. options: swiggy (just dropped, would have to put in a FAAB claim), k.broxton, tilson, alonso, o’hearn, guzman, dannys antana, robertson,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Guzman

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        his RBI + runs per at bat are actually really good, crazy good when we notice he hits 8th. over 32%

  152. AndyMan says:
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    Just got offered Soroka for Khris Davis. I’m in a 14 team league mixed with standard categories. Head to head an I’m a little light on arms and need another one to hit weekly minimums. Staff is Nola, Noah, Ryu, Perez, Montas, & Heaney. My OF eligible guys currently are Rosario, Bellinger, JD, Riley, Braun, Davis, and Kepler.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Davis side

  153. AndyMan says:
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    Just got offered Soroka for Khris Davis. I’m in a 14 team league mixed with standard categories. Head to head an I’m a little light on arms and need another one to hit weekly minimums. Staff is Nola, Noah, Ryu, Perez, Montas, & Heaney. My OF eligible guys currently are Rosario, Bellinger, JD, Riley, Braun, Davis, and Kepler.

    Thoughts?

  154. Play 3 OF’s. Have Bryant, Meadows,Dahl, Puig. Have Springer and Upton on IL. Could use speed and saves. Just picked up Straw and dropped Oberg. Is it worth picking up Rogers and dropping anyone at this point?
    Thanks as always! Great work!

    • MarvPesos

      Marv says:
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      Hey Grey,

      H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

      I’ve got an open spot with Hunter hitting the DL, who you picking up (was thinking either Urias or Cease)

      Waiver:

      HIT – L. Urias (NA), N. Goodrum, R. Nunez, K. Calhoun, H. Kendrick, M. Cabrera, J. Martinez, J. Winker, J. Soler, T. Beckham, A. Cabrera, A. Garcia (DTD) , I. Happ (NA)

      SP – D. Cease (NA), B. McKay (NA – I don’t think yahoo has him at SP yet though), C. Mize (NA), T. Mahle, T. Richards, T. Roark, M. Fiers, S. Alcantara, D. Duffy, J. Urena

      RP – S. Greene, C. Kimbrel (NA), B. Parker, M. Barnes, J. Leclerc P. Strop, D. Robertson, S. Cishek, L. Jackson, S. Kelley, S. Romo

      My team:
      C – W. Ramos
      1B – P. Goldschmidt
      2B – K. Marte
      3B – Eugenio Suarez
      SS – J. Polanco
      CI – A. Rizzo
      MI – T. Turner
      LF – J.D. Martinez
      CF – C. Yelich
      RF – D. Santana
      Util – T. La Stella
      DL – H. Dozier
      DL – C. Blackmon

      SP – C. Carrasco
      SP – J. Verlander
      SP – W. Buehler
      RP – K. Jansen (RP)
      RP – K. Giles (RP)
      P – J. Paxton
      P – J. Musgrove
      BN – M. Perez
      BN – K. Gibson
      BN – A. Heaney
      BN – Z. Gallen (NA)
      BN – M. Keller (NA)
      DL – W. Davis (RP) (10-DL)

      Thanks bud
      Marv

  155. Dave D says:
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    Btw, 9 runs scored last week from Fletch was pretty solid. Finally a real good payback!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s still crazy to me how obvious it was Ausmus should’ve been hitting Fletcher leadoff the whole season and it took him five weeks to figure it out.

      • Dave D says:
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        I’m not sure he’s really figured it out. You are probably giving him too much credit. He might wake up one morning and decide Lucroy at leadoff was really innovative afterall.

  156. Dan says:
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    Was offered n. Cruz and voit for j. Dong.

  157. Trickrey says:
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    The Brewers optioned Hiura. SAD!

    Do you have any interest in taking a flyer on Shaw in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league?

  158. Steve says:
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    Hiura sent back down to AAA!?! Oh the humanity.

    Brewers aren’t winning anything this year. Wow, are they just messing with his service time to control him longer? What a garbage decision.

    • knucks says:
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      Should just play Shaw at 1B if they need to get him in the lineup. Don’t get this at all.

        • Steve says:
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          He went from batting cleanup one day to being optioned the very next. It’ll be interesting to see how fast the Brewers fall out of first.

  159. Tavern says:
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    Drop Schoop for Hiura in a points league?

  160. Fabsy says:
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    Currently have a strong pitching staff;

    Carrasco, Berrios, Wheeler, Ray, Gray, D. German, Ryu, Heaney – definitely playing the waiting game with some of these guys to turn it around (Wheeler, Carrasco)

    Do you think it is worth it to look for an upgrade at 1B where I currently have Vogelbomb.. currently looking at potentially Ryu for Rizzo or D.German for Olson

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Olson

  161. Smegma says:
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    Which to drop: Didi, Rodgers, kiki, or fletcher

  162. Jax says:
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    J. Gray, Plesac, Pivetta, or CC? 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

  163. 183414 says:
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    Are the Brewers out of their freaking mind ???

    The kid looks like the 2nd best hitter on the team. Wtf ???

    Joins Colo. as the biggest douchenozzles in all of baseball !!

  164. 183414 says:
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    .281/5/9/8/1 in the 1st 17 games of his life in the Show. This after he killed it in the minors.
    Yeah, he’s 22 yrs. old, so let’s puck with his head a little to start his Brewers career.

    Al Kaline, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Mike Trout would have been sent down by the Brewers. Oh, I forgot Travis Shaw sucked more than anyone in baseball until he was “injured”. Sure hope the Brewers fans let their voices be heard.

  165. Sad Keanu says:
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    I don’t have any good closers. Would you trade Conforto or Domingo for a top closer like Yates in a 10 team league?

  166. Assless Chapman says:
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    Who do you like most out of Shaw, Schoop, or Brendan Rodgers as a Hiura replacement? 5×5 OBP league. Currently have Chavis as starting 2nd baseman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Rodgers for a few

  167. Jax says:
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    Alfaro or Vazquez?

  168. Jason says:
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    12 team H2H…Gregory Polanco or Travis Shaw? Throw them both out for Brendan Rodgers? Thanks.

  169. Harley says:
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    Grey. drop Lynn. Slags or Wingenter? Holds league.

      • Harley says:
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        Tyler Skaggs. sorry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Skaggs I guess, but streamer

  170. Db says:
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    Hold tucker or Hirua

    I’m pretty stout up the middle outfield

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did Tucker get sent down too?

      • Db says:
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        Kyle tucker my bad

  171. muskysmell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    LUCROY or ALFARO?

  172. aardvark says:
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    Who should I pick up Travis Shaw or buxton?

  173. jdred5 says:
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    Looking to trade a starter for either Dahl or Soto. My staff is: Buehler, Flaherty, Wheeler, Ryu, Paddack, Ed-Rod, Soroka, Lucchesi, & Strahm with Glasnow and Weaver on the IL. 10 team, 5×5 roto. Should I target Soto or Dahl? What deals should I offer?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka (Ed-Rod or any of the last few names) for either is a great deal for you, Soto 1st

      Paddack for either is fair

      • jdred5 says:
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        Much appreciated! I will give it a try. Thanks for all you do!

          • jdred5 says:
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            One more if you are willing: 14 team 5×5
            Can start 3 of the 5 below, or bump a closer to start 4 if it is worthwhile (I’m running 3 closers at the moment and do need saves).
            Matz vs COL
            A Sanchez vs CHW
            C Anderson vs MIA & PIT
            Happ @ TOR
            T Richards vs ATL
            I am currently starting the top 3. Would you do the same? Thanks again.

  174. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Trade your Ryu for JD Martinez?

  175. big league choo says:
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    Qs league

    Mahle or Plesac ROS

  176. krazyivan says:
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    Drop Donaldson and take a flyer on Shaw? I could also pick up Smoak instead

    H2H team finally won a week and looking to starting a little win streak.

  177. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS 3OF Redraft

    Narvaez
    Bell
    K. Marte SS-2B-OF
    Story
    Suarez
    Yelich
    Brantley
    Domingo
    Puig
    Voit

    Verlander, Flaherty, Wheeler, Woodruff, Heaney, Strahm, Musgrove, T. Richards, Weaver IL

    Chapman, Doolittle, Kelley, Leclerc

    Was just offered Archer and K. Davis for Brantley

    His other pitchers are Snell, Grienke, Soroka, Hendricks, Pivetta, Hill, Canning

    I have no interest in Archer and would prefer not to roster K. Davis, however would like to upgrade my staff if possible. Is Hendricks for Brantley fair? Any other options you could suggest or just hold would be greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis side, but I’d drop Archer — or add Hendricks instead if you can — Hendricks straight up for Brantley isn’t great

      • saint says:
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        Thanks Grey. Would Greinke or Soroka be too much for Brantley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soroka seems fair

  178. RicoSuave says:
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    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    Tanaka or Lucchesi and Pivetta?

    Thanks

      • RicoSuave says:
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        Thank you!

  179. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I picked up Riley three weeks ago in my 12-team keeper league for $6. I began thinking that this was his “high water mark” this year, so I flipped him for Cole & Encarnacion. It is a keeper league where youth is valued more, but what do you think?

    Not sure what to think about this song…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B0Mo_gz_yc

    Happy Monday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t stopped listening to Igor all week

      I think that’s a great trade! Will listen to the clip now…

  180. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Trade question.
    14-team OBP league. 2-year keeper league.
    I don’t want to trade $2 Vlad or $5 V.Robles.
    I know you already told me once, Grey, that I would be crazy to trade them…I agree.

    They are somewhat interested in $10 Giolito and $5 Eloy Jimenez.

    He has guys he cannot keep (2nd-year guys) like Muncy, Albies, J.Aguilar, Peraza, Porcello, and Edwin Diaz.

    He has also mentioned the availability of $30 fist year Blackmon and $41 first year Trea Turner.

    What would you ask for out of that group?

    I’m in the middle of the pack in just about everything..including overall (6th) with a chance to move up.
    I could make up some ground in HR, R, OBP, and SBs easier than RBI.
    WHIP and ERA are not bad but Ks and QS have taken an upswing with Giolito’s games so I hate to lose him… Diaz would help even though it is a Saves+Holds league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy can be better than all of those guys… He’s a huge prospect, could be as good as Vlad — don’t trade him

      Giolito for Trea or Blackmon work for me to win now

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks!

  181. Blue Devil says:
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    ROS for these two positions.

    RP – Doolittle or Treinen
    SS – Semien or Swanson

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

      Swanson, but coin flip really on both

  182. Play 3 OF’s. Have Bryant, Meadows,Dahl, Puig. Have Springer and Upton on IL. Could use speed and saves. Just picked up Straw and dropped Oberg. Is it worth picking up Rogers and dropping anyone at this point?
    Thanks as always! Great work

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Unless Straw for Rogers, but that’s six of one half dozen of the other

  183. Db says:
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    Need an outfielder who doesn’t strike out a lot!!!
    Cooper, straw, Harold Ramirez, puello, reddick, jones,cargo, Cristin Stewart, jbj, laureano

  184. Darwin says:
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    At this point, try to trade Machado for Jose Ramirez?

    Feels like Manny took that contract and already got season passes to the Wild Animal Park and posted his umbrella at Mission Beach. Who needs baseball??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Manny

  185. Cohen says:
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    Grey, for overall value whos the pick up between
    Reynolds,Shaw,Barnes,Cooper

  186. ferris says:
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    Here are some awful questions:

    1. h2h – Austin hedges, carson Kelly, ianetta, casali or wieters?

    2. mike moustakas still a good trade target despite broken finger of non-IL variety?

    3. carlos Gonzalez – likely mvp, everyday player, good side of platoon guy, half-timer (or less)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

      2. Depends on price

      3. Meh

  187. prestige says:
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    Best chance at the W tomorrow?

    Castillo at Cards (G Cabrera)
    Canning home vs A’s (Montas)
    Smyly home vs Orioles (Bundy)

  188. LG baseball says:
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    Hi Grey!

    you prefer Kris Bryant or Snell in a keeper?

    Thanks,
    LG

  189. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Who should I pick up to replace Hiura (still can’t believe it)

    Sano or Shaw?

    Thanks!

  190. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Trade my Ryu for JD Martinez?

    • Harley Earl says:
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      sure, if you want to lose!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, I’d take JD

  191. Nightpandas says:
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    Retards running the brewers sent down Huira to bring back Shaw

    • andrewwilen says:
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      Josh hader vs Michael Chavis?

  192. Gotime says:
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    Any reason to hold Hiura in a redraft or drop to leave a spot open

  193. Elwood Blues says:
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    NL Only 5×5 Keeper..which player should I target in a trade for a closer that I don’t need and can’t keep next year.. Keller or Urias, SD, or maybe keep looking?

  194. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Is Machado a buy low opportunity for you? The guy who has him in my league needs steals – would you do either of the following trades?

    My Soto and Victor Robles for Machado

    My Soto and Mallex for Machado

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Manny for Soto and Mallex

  195. andrewwilen says:
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    Josh hader vs Michael Chavis?

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